Research, Education and Advocacy Co-Lab for Youth Stability and Thriving

 

Our Mission

REALYST is a national collaborative of academic and community partners that uses research to inform innovative policies, programs and services aimed at ending homelessness and housing instability among young people. We believe that understanding youth homelessness helps communities create effective solutions for preventing it.

 

 
 
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Our Members

We are a multi-site collaborative. Meet our current members:

Anamkia Barman-Adhikari, PhD - University of Denver

Kimberly Bender, PhD - University of Denver

Kristin Ferguson, PhD - Arizona State University

Hsun-Ta Hsu, PhD - University of Missouri

Sarah Narendorf, PhD  - University of Houston

Robin Petering, PhD - University of Southern California

Diane Santa Maria, DrPH - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Jama Shelton, PhD - Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College

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HYRRS

The Homeless Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (HYRRS) is an assessment tool that collects in-depth detail on the experiences of young people and is designed to provide insight into differences and similarities across cities and communities.

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From the Survey

 
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